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Dent Traumatol. 2006 Feb;22(1):48-52.

Multidisciplinary approach to the rehabilitation of a crown-root fracture with original fragment for immediate esthetics: a case report with 4-year follow-up.

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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Cukurova University, Adana, Tukey. attilaoz@ttnet.net.tr

Abstract

Dental practitioners frequently encounter dentoalveolar traumas. According to the severity of the trauma, a large spectrum of complications such as isolated tooth fracture, dentoalveolar fracture or fracture at maxillofacial region may occur. If the isolated tooth fracture occurs particularly at anterior region, the rehabilitation should satisfy both esthetic and functional problems. An unrestorable tooth should be extracted and this leads to more complex treatments such as implant or conventional prosthetic rehabilitations, which will restore the function, but impair the esthetics. Recently, powerful new generation dual-cured resin composites have been produced for reattachment of original fractured fragments. In this case, we presented treatment of oblique crown-root fracture of a maxillary central tooth from enamel-cement junction by the reattachment technique. We used dual cured resin composite (Panavia F) and a self-tapping screw-post (Dentatus) for reattaching the crown fragment. Orthodontic treatment was applied for intruding and leveling the tooth. Four years after treatment, the tooth exhibited good esthetics, good periodontal health and normal function. However, minimal relapse occurred in spite of orthodontic treatment. In conclusion, the reattachment technique is an alternative method, which offers satisfactory esthetic and functional rehabilitation of the fractured teeth.

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